After authorities initially found “insufficient credible and admissible” evidence to charge Bill Cosby with sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, the superstar was anything but contrite — instead the defendant went on the offensive.
As Executive Editor of The National ENQUIRER, I met Cosby in a Houston, Texas, hotel suite on Feb. 21, 2005, to get his side of the story.
Instead of apologizing to his alleged victim, then 67-year-old Cosby snapped: “I’m not saying that what I did was wrong, but I apologize to my loving wife, who has stood by my side for all these years, for any pain I have caused her.”
A defiant Cosby then ripped into Andrea — describing himself as her “mentor.”
“Sometimes you try to help people and it backfires on you,” the once respected TV dad blasted. “People can soil you by taking advantage.”
Cosby added: “Looking back on it, I realize that words and actions can be misinterpreted by another person, and unless you’re a supreme being, you can’t predict what another individual will do.
“But that’s all behind me now, and I’m looking only toward a bright future.”
Now, the accused felon is eating those words.